Discover our Culture through
Arts, Literature & Poetry
Come and celebrate our rich cultural heritage through the magic of arts and literature with Deccan Literature Festival 2023, one of the premier literature festivals in India.
Listen to soulful ghazals, mesmerising Hindustani poetry and stories, riveting qawwalis, thoughtful debates or get drawn into the powerful performances of theatre featuring established and newer artists — we promise, there is something for everyone.
Founded in 2019 by Dakani Adab Foundation, the Deccan Literature Festival has quickly cemented itself as one of the most awaited arts and literature festivals of the country. Previous editions of this two-day immersive festival drew audiences not only from Pune, but greater Maharashtra and surrounding states.
National Award winning Indian actor, screenwriter, and film director
Ustad Shujaat H. Khan
North Indian musicians and sitar player
Padma Shri, Indian poet, writer and humorist
Pandit Ramdayal Sharma
Padma Shri, Indian Nautanki artist
Mythologist and writer from Mumbai, India
Indian theatre director and academician
Indian Urdu-language poet
Vasant Abaji Dahake
Marathi poet, playwright, short story writer, artist, and critic
Indian theatre, movie and television actress & producer
Aslam Hassan IRS
Indian Revnue Services, Urdu poet
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